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Funding for the program has been extended to teach science-based tactical decision making for company officers and firefighters ...
Ten responders were killed in 2013 when the Texas plant exploded ...
Done wrong, the performance evaluation process can do more harm than good; and doing it right takes training. ...
Evidence-based firefighting research, although new, is accepted in theory; but can we put it into practice on the fireground? ...
A complete firefighter rescue includes EMS activities; here's what on-scene commanders need to know for all downed-firefighter operations to work. ...
What can we learn from this fire about the importance of following well-detailed SOGs and executing a coordinated fire attack? ...
Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie said fires involving a McMansion present unique tactical challenges and that pre-planning is always the answer ...
The first priority for any crewmember is patient care, then professionalism and portraying a positive image in the public ...
Borrowing the decision-making techniques of a military master can improve fireground decisions. ...
Every chimney offers different possibilities for fire-related problems; firefighters must seek clues that predict fire spread. ...
Training for the crucial job of documentation is often lacking; here are ways to make sure what you write is accurate and doesn't come back to burn you. ...
Abandoned industrial sites pose numerous threats to responding fire units; watch this video and discuss below how to mitigate those risks. ...
Lt. Duckworth and Chief Wylie caution us not to buy into their emotion and abandon best fireground practices ...
Command is nothing new in the fire service; however, it has evolved into an extremely intense role requiring training and skills like never before. ...
The shortcomings of a hastily planned military invasion holds lessons in planning for fire chiefs. ...
Chief Wylie and Lt. Duckworth discuss the recent string of "no confidence" votes in fire chief's across multiple states and departments ...
A hard look at the state of fire safety in this country reveals two things: We're not as well off as we may think, and the next leaders are poised for success. ...
Modern ordinary construction presents several risks to firefighters; find the teachable moments in this video and join the discussion. ...
Making a first impression in a new position sets the tone for leadership; base that impression on engaged listening. ...
They want to know whether a deputy chief and others were truthful about what they did and said the night of the fire ...